Going casual at Estelle Bistro

Banana and toffee soufflé

Farewell to the pink and blue tiles and goodbye to the degustation only menu.  Northcote’s much loved Estelle restaurant has been reinvented as the more casual Estelle Bistro.  The restaurant looks slicker with polished glass along the back of the bar and brass accents and moody lighting giving the front room an intimate feel.  

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Showing off Melbourne at Saint Crispin

Eel croquettes at Saint Crispin

It’s interesting seeing your home city through an outsiders perspective.  The lovely Niamh, a friend from London and author of Eat Like a Girl, was in Melbourne last week for a press trip and the pressure was on to find the perfect spot for a dinner catch up.  I settled on Saint Crispin in Smith

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Morris Jones: Smoke and mirrors


At first glance Morris Jones, at the Prahran end of Chapel Street, appears to be a bar.  A serious looking bar lined with exposed bricks dominates the warehouse space and the only times I’ve been in previously has been exclusively for drinks.  But an invitation to eat dinner at Morris Jones made me realise this

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